153 episodes

Dr. Natalie Crawford is a fertility physician at Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas who knows that trying to understand your body and your hormones can be exhausting and overwhelming in the world of medical misinformation and contradicting opinions. She started this podcast to educate and empower, giving people access to the knowledge she's acquired on health and fertility from the comfort of their home, or where ever they choose to listen! She talks about a wide range of topics, including IVF, hormones, infertility, menstrual cycles, mental health, and, well, beyond! She also welcomes special guests to speak to related topics, or share their fertility journey. Tune in and become a part of the community of collaboration that amplifies others, As a Woman.

As a Woman Natalie Crawford, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 14 Ratings

Dr. Natalie Crawford is a fertility physician at Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas who knows that trying to understand your body and your hormones can be exhausting and overwhelming in the world of medical misinformation and contradicting opinions. She started this podcast to educate and empower, giving people access to the knowledge she's acquired on health and fertility from the comfort of their home, or where ever they choose to listen! She talks about a wide range of topics, including IVF, hormones, infertility, menstrual cycles, mental health, and, well, beyond! She also welcomes special guests to speak to related topics, or share their fertility journey. Tune in and become a part of the community of collaboration that amplifies others, As a Woman.

    Semen Analysis and Male Fertility

    Semen Analysis and Male Fertility

    Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses semen analysis and male fertility—what it is, who should get an analysis done, and what factors doctors look for in sperm analyses. There aren't many choices for people with sperm who have fertility issues, but it’s important to educate yourself to make the choice that is right for you. 
    Natalie also discusses a Turkish study that indicates how blue light exposure from phones and tablets in childhood can increase production of the reproductive hormones, up the risk of early onset puberty, and even disrupt future fertility.   
    Finally, Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. Can polyps in the uterus affect fertility? How soon should we try to conceive after a chemical pregnancy? Are at-home sperm analysis kits accurate?  
    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today.       

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    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility. 

    • 43 min
    Abortion is Healthcare

    Abortion is Healthcare

    Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses abortion—why it is and should be considered healthcare, the complications that fall under abortions and why that makes it controversial, and what impact your vote and voice have. 1 in every 4 women will have an abortion. Pregnancy is not health neutral and very complicated, which is why it’s important your vote this November matters.  
    While discussing abortion and healthcare rights, Natalie also discusses senator Lindsey Graham’s proposal for a national 15-week abortion ban during her segment Fertility in the News and the misconceptions behind this bill.  
    Finally, in lieu of questions during FFS (For Fertility's Sake), Natalie shares abortion stories that you sent in. 
    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail. Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today.      
     
    Thanks to our amazing sponsors. Check out these deals just for you:             
    MixSupps — Go to mixsupps.com/AAW to get 20% off today  
    Figs - Head to wearfigs.com and use code ASAWOMAN to get 15% off your first order
         
    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility. 
     

    • 48 min
    Plant-Based Eating

    Plant-Based Eating

    Dr. Natalie Crawford chats all about plant-based eating, including the benefits and how it relates to fertility. There’s no debate that eating plant-based is healthier than processed alternatives, and in this episode, Natalie helps answer common questions about eating plant-based and how to make it a lifestyle—including some easy recipe ideas!  
    Natalie also discusses the release of the new Apple Watch during her Fertility in the News segment and how it can help you track your fertility window.   
    Finally, Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. Can you have sex during the frozen embryo retrieval process? What questions should I ask during a preconception visit? Does intermittent fasting affect your fertility?  
    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail! Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today.      
        
    Thanks to our amazing sponsors! Check out these deals just for you:        
          
    Figs — wearFIGS.com and use code ASAWOMAN to get 15% off your first order.        
    MixSupps — Go to mixsupps.com/AAW to get 20% off today  
    Gobble — Go to gobble.com/AAW to get your first 6 Gobble meals for just $36! 
         
    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility. 

    • 42 min
    The Endometrium

    The Endometrium

    Dr. Natalie Crawford explains the endometrium—what it is, what it is hormonally responsive to, things that change it, and possible abnormalities. She dives into all things related to the endometrium, including, what can cause a thin endometrium lining, uterine septum, endometrial polyps, and more.  
    She also discusses an NBC essay about how Texas’ abortion trigger ban has stopped a woman from pursuing further IVF treatment. 
    Finally, Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. How far in advance do I start a prenatal before trying to conceive? What are the percental risks of multiples during IUI? Does a short follicular phase equal worse egg quality? 
    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail! Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today.     
       
    Thanks to our amazing sponsor! Check out this deal just for you:       

    Figs — wearFIGS.com and use code ASAWOMAN to get 15% off your first order.       
    MixSupps - Go to mixsupps.com/AAW and get 20$ off today!

    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility. 
     

    • 44 min
    Understanding Your Hormones

    Understanding Your Hormones

    Dr. Natalie Crawford explains your hormones—what they do, what it really means when your hormones are “unbalanced”, and how to get to homeostasis. Your hormones control your entire body and are influenced entirely by the world around you, so it’s important to understand how they work and how to get to homeostasis. She also discusses a recent article from The Cut that examines discrepancies in health benefits across organizations and the dark side of Amazon's fertility benefits.  
    Finally, Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. How long should I wait after a successful IVF before I try for a second? What are the best things to do to prepare for FET? What are the pros and cons of genetic carrier screening?   
    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail! Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today.    
       
    Thanks to our amazing sponsor! Check out this deal just for you:     
        
    Figs — wearFIGS.com and use code ASAWOMAN to get 15% off your first order.     
         
    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility.  

    • 43 min
    Post Birth Control Syndrome

    Post Birth Control Syndrome

    Dr. Natalie Crawford discusses Chrissy Teigen and her vulnerability in sharing her fertility journey. Later, she explains the birth control pill and post-birth control syndrome—what it is and why people say it exists. There is a lot of misinformation about the birth control pill, and you should be able to make an informed decision about if it’s the right contraceptive for you.   
    Finally, Natalie answers your social media questions during her segment FFS—For Fertility’s Sake. This time, all about the pill! I was told the pill causes vitamin deficiencies, and I would need to purchase a post-birth control syndrome cleanse—is that true? What are the side effects and risks of taking the pill? Why did my doctor prescribe birth control after I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst? 
    Don't forget to ask your questions on Instagram for next week’s For Fertility’s Sake segment when you see the question box on Natalie’s page @nataliecrawfordmd. You can also ask a question by calling in and leaving a voicemail! Call 657–229–3672 and ask your fertility question today.     
      
    Thanks to our amazing sponsor! Check out this deal just for you:     
    Figs — Go to wearFIGS.com and use code ASAWOMAN to get 15% off your first order.      
         
    If you haven’t already, please rate, review, and follow the podcast to be notified of new episodes every Sunday. Plus, be sure to follow along on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd, check out Natalie's YouTube channel Natalie Crawford MD, and if you're interested in becoming a patient, check out Fora Fertility. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

TaniagVeiga ,

Thank you so much Natalie!

I’ve been following Natalie in her Instagram account for months. I always thought I couldn’t relate to her podcast because my professional career is focused on languages and international relations. But I was wrong. This week I checked it out for the first time and her Girl, quit your job episode has touched me profoundly.... I really needed to hear this now, thank you so much Natalie!
Regards from London.
Tania

Yoyo at work fail ,

Great companion

The knowledge and passion Natalie is sharing makes me hopeful. This podcast is informative, empowering and uplifting. I’ve known since I was a teenager I had PCOS but no one has ever taken the time to explain what it meant and now over 20 years later I’m trying to catch up, scary!

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